Friday, November 8, 2013

Primaries of Fall

The leaves have been holding onto the trees here in Minnesota this fall. It's gotten so late that it has confounded the street-sweeping schedule.

But yesterday the trees began to give up. After our snow storm on Wednesday and a single coldish night afterward, the maples with yellow fall color suddenly dropped their leaves. All of them in less than a day.

Unsuspecting, I parked my car on the street alongside a St. Paul city park. Went to a meeting for two hours. Then came back to find the car completely covered in yellow leaves.

My car is bright blue, so you can imagine that this was an attractive sight. Made all the better by this accident of nature that found a home in my door handle:

Ah, fall. How can we not love you.

1 comment:

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I enjoyed that vision. Our leaves will turn in December. So different from years of living in winter.